head tone


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Noun1.head tone - the higher ranges of the voice in speaking or singing; the vibrations of sung notes are felt in the head
register - (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments
falsetto - a male singing voice with artificially high tones in an upper register
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She also makes good use of her ability to shift vocal tones - one moment she's using head tone and going nasal the next, like having several vocalists in one song (a la "Underneath Your Clothes").
Stephen Beet, promoter of the Better Land series, attributes it to technique, what he calls a "pure head tone," based on the principles of such nineteenth century luminaries as John Curwen (4) or Francis Howard) Beet goes so far as to assert that the skill of producing this "pure head tone" has been lost by contemporary singers and their trainers.
His is no thin head tone but an often beefy texture that comes from the diaphragm, aided by lung capacity that is typically greater in men than in women.
The taped accompaniment seemed to encourage a nasal, head tone to her voice even in the Bette Midler song, God Help The Outcasts.